Building a Bridge from Monitoring to Action: How to turn observations into actionable projects in your watershed

Tuesday, 04/23/2019
2:00 PM EST - 3:00pm EST

Event Info

Presenters: Jeff Allenby and Emily Wiggans, Chesapeake Conservancy
Summary of Webinar: This webinar will walk participants through how you can turn your data into informed, actionable steps to solve challenges in your watershed by combining water quality data with geospatial analysis. We will guide participants through an example analysis demonstration and show how this type of work can help address a variety of challenges monitoring programs face across the nation.

Introducing the Water Data Collaborative

The Water Data Collaborative is an affiliation of academic, governmental and non-profit institutions dedicated to harnessing the power of citizen-based water quality monitoring data. The Collaborative has two main goals:
  • Increase the adoption of best practices and technologies among water data collectors to increase contributions of water data to state regulatory programs and open-data repositories through the Internet of Water.
  • Develop and implement technology that enables shared water data to become actionable information for water restoration and protection.
The Collaborative was formed with funding from Pisces Foundation in late 2017. Since then, we have been working to develop a systematic process and set of resources that citizen monitors can use to more effectively collect, manage, and share their data in open data repositories so the data can be used to inform decisions and take action. We invite you to join the following webinar series that will highlight some of the work we have been doing for your information as well as your feedback.

This figure shows the locations of organizations, governments, and tribes that work to protect water resources. Citizen-led non-governmental organizations make up the vast majority of these organizations. Most of these organizations participate in water quality monitoring of some kind.